1000 Flowers for the Planet - #605 Get Your Council to Ban Plastic Bags
Plastic bags are doing a lot of damage to the environment. I didn’t realise how much until I joined in Clean Up Australia Day and went to my local park to help pick up rubbish. I found lots of biodegradable plastic bags that had definitely started to ‘biodegrade’! They were now lots and lots of tiny pieces of plastic that all fell apart into such small bits I couldn’t actually pick any of it up. This stuff stays in our environment – it doesn’t disappear. It comes back to us too. Would you sit down to your evening meal and sprinkle it with tiny bits of plastic before eating it? No? Are you sure your dinner doesn’t have plastic bits in it already?
Let’s do something about plastic bags. There are many places across the world where they have banned plastic bags in their community. It hasn’t made the plastics companies very happy at all, but it’s time we all stood up and said, “we’re not going to take this!” Be proactive. Get your local council or governing body to ban plastic bags in your area. People should be able to say what they will and will not accept in their environment, and this one is a major contributor to environmental problems. If we can get bans on smaller levels, eventually we will be doing things differently – better – and that will be a benefit to every living creature.